A little polling trolling before Valentine's Day. Pointless opinion surveys are a public relations tradition leading up to February 14, and a car hawking website has one to suit its agenda: Auto Trader's poll concludes that you will die alone if you don’t own a vehicle—even if fewer millennials agree that opening a door for one's date is an act of chivalry.

Diesel dust can infiltrate the front of a GO Train. U of T researchers have found “markedly high levels” of carcinogenic exhaust on commuter coaches—especially in cars directly behind the locomotive. (Metrolinx is hoping to fix it.)

Jason Kenney claps back at refugee policy changes. A story from Xtra outlines how the Liberal government stopped accepting LGBT Iranian refugees so it could prioritize Syrians. The former Conservative immigration minister who oversaw the LGBT push tweeted a reminder of his effort:

“White supremacist terrorist” isn't the best way to describe Justin Trudeau. Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Yusra Khogali’s comments during this past Saturday's protest of Donald Trump's travel ban added to her trail of controversial comments. And her words have given BLMTO's poltical enemies a new reason to question the city's embrace of the group. (Including that time BLMTO won the William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations.)

Hudson’s Bay probably won't save Macy's. Reports that the point-blanket banner would fly over the headquarters of the Bay's American counterpart circulated throughout the weekend. But experts got back to work and concluded it sounds like a real estate play at best.

Donald Trump is learning who his Canadian celebrity fans are. “Fuck that man,” said Drake at the end of a spiel during a concert in London, England. Meanwhile, another Canuck is offering his services to the White House press corps, who are unsure whether to hold their "nerd prom" this year:

Ritchie Yorke dead at 73. An Australian who became Canada’s first celebrity rock journalist in 1968—he claimed to have pioneered the practice of wearing coloured shirts at the Globe and Mail—Yorke was a loud advocate for Canadian content on the radio before he returned to his homeland in 1986. He also helped plot John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s peace movement antics here, as chronicled in his 2015 book, Christ You Know it Ain’t Easy.

Word of the moment


Bell Media is blaming the CRTC for driving down viewership of the Canadian Super Bowl broadcast by this much.

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